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TYMAN

Where are the crappies?

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TYMAN

I've been out to white bear a few times and no luck. Anyone been up there? Also what are the hot lakes right now?

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Matt Johnson

The Tonka bays and mouths are producing some crappies, as are the Chisago area lakes. Lake of the Isles is good right now too, but the size is small. Linwood Lake is another good bet right now. The fish are getting more and more aggressive everyday as the water warms. You should be able to find a panfish bite on several Metro lakes. Try Bald Eagle too. What area are you looking at?

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TYMAN

anywhere within a 30 min drive of Apple Valle/Burnsville however if its a good bite and they arent to hard too find then ill go anywhere

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Thomas

tonka if you want to catch lot of 7" fish, south center is ok for 9" ones. fish the weeds.

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TYMAN

South center? u mean the lake right not a bay on tonka?

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CrappieMagnet

No,it's east of Forrest Lake,the Chisago area lakes.Try Prior or even Spring Lake down by you.That's within a half hour from Burnsville.

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TYMAN

Which is easier to find good spots? which is better in your opinion?

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